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Portland in Cumberland County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Eastern Cemetery

Portland Freedom Trail

 
 
Eastern Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James R. Murray, July 29, 2016
1. Eastern Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  
The Eastern Cemetery is the resting place of some of Portland's noted abolitionist, who campaigned against slavery, provided safe-houses and assisted runaways on their journey to freedom.

Charlotte Thomas 1822-1920 • Sophia Ruby Manuel 1802-1875 • Elias Thomas 1772-1872 • Elizabeth Widgery Thomas 1779-1861 • Margaret P. Driver 1769-1853 • Christopher Christian Manuel 1781-1845 • George Ropes 1809-1842 • Jenett C. Pear Ruby 1805-1827
 
Erected by City of Portland Maine.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1827.
 
Location. 43° 39.789′ N, 70° 15.064′ W. Marker is in Portland, Maine, in Cumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of Congress Street and Mountfort Street, on the right on Congress Street. Marker is located outside the fence boundary for the Eastern Cemetery, along Congress Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 224 Congress Street, Portland ME 04101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Eastern Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James R. Murray, July 29, 2016
2. Eastern Cemetery Marker
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within walking distance of this marker. Alonzo P. Stinson (here, next to this marker); Christopher Christian Manuel (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Eastern Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); War of Independence Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Coffin Boyd (within shouting distance of this marker); Reverend William I. Reese (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rear Admiral James Alden (about 300 feet away); Home of Elias and Elizabeth Widgery Thomas (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portland.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 366 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 26, 2022